is one of only 264 Masters of Wine in the world. An international wine judge, Bob judges wine professionally in ten countries and contributes regularly to publications around the world. His specialty is New Zealand wine which he reviews from an international perspective.
Mills Reef Elspeth Hawke's Bay NZ Merlot 2009
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Elegant, medium-bodied Merlot with bright plum/cherry flavours interwoven with spicy oak. A wine of subtelty and restrained power that reveals its strength in a lingering finish. Accessible now but better in a year or two.
Tasted: Jul 2012 Closure: S'cap Average price: NZD $45 (~USD $37)
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